EFO AND PAAVO JÄRVI MAKE HISTORICAL PROMS DEBUT

PROMS

On 13 August – immediately following this year’s Pärnu Music Festival – Paavo Järvi and the Estonian Festival Orchestra will travel to London for its Proms debut. Not only will this performance be an important debut for the Estonian Festival Orchestra but it also marks the first occasion that an Estonian Orchestra has ever performed at the Proms and will be broadcast on both BBC Radio 3 and BBC TV. The programme features Pärt’s Symphony No.3, Grieg’s Piano Concerto with soloist Khatia Buniatishvili and Sibelius’ Symphony No.5. Together they will perform the same programme at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie on 15 August racking up another important debut for the orchestra as its international profile grows at an extraordinary pace.

For more info: BBC Proms | Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

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“LIGHT, SKIES, SOUNDS”

Germany’s Die Zeit visits Pärnu “where a small festival is set to conquer Europe” and reports on the Estonian Festival Orchestra and its allure:

“The musicians of the orchestra come from everywhere. Members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen sit shoulder to shoulder with Estonian newcomers and colleagues from France, Greece or the USA. Paavo Järvi’s goal (“over two or three years”) is to emulate an institution such as the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the Claudio Abbado elite-based ensemble, gathering the best of the […]

“THE ESTONIANS ARE PUSHING WESTWARDS”

Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung visits the Pärnu Festival and reveals the special attributes of the Estonian Festival Orchestra:

“This is highly concentrated music making, where all the details are worked out: the ping pong of accents between violins and horns, antiphons between the woodwind groups, targeted focus curves in the second violins. Nothing is sweeping, nothing sleepy and nothing washed away. As Iván Fischer did with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Claudio Abbado with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Paavo Järvi has also chosen the best musicians […]

EURONEWS VISITS PÄRNU AND TALKS TO PAAVO JÄRVI – ESTONIA’S “LUCKY MAN”

“I grew up in Tallinn but every summer for three months we spent our holidays in Pärnu. It was not unusual for us to see famous violinist David Oistrakh. I even met Dmitri Shostakovic, and various artists like Gidon Kremer”, Maestro Järvi explained. “I bring here my kids who live in America, and they now say ‘Papa, we’re going home’. There’s nothing better for me if I hear them saying ‘we’re going home to Pärnu’. That means something as an Estonian, of course,” he added.

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“Paavo Järvi calls, and everyone comes. The best musicians from Estonia, the Baltics and international orchestras such as Bremen, Paris, Frankfurt and Cincinnati. Now the Estonian Festival Orchestra was performing for the first time outside its musical home in Pärnu — The orchestra was in the magical Latvian seaside resort of Jürmala, located on the Riga Sea, about 12 km from the Latvian capital. Ursula Magnes reports on a touching, Baltic August evening. In January 2018 the EFO will be a guest at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.
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